The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD was founded in 1987. It is the internationally leading organisation for applied research in visual computing. We convert information into graphics and graphics into information. We focus on human-machine interaction, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, interactive simulation, modelling, 3D printing and 3D acquisition. Approximately 220 researchers at the five sites in Darmstadt, Rostock, Kiel, Graz and Singapore are developing new technological solutions and prototypes for industry 4.0, digital healthcare and the “Smart City Experience”. With our annual research volume of EUR 21 million, we offer applied research to support the strategic development of the industry and economy.
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,600 employees as at 31/12/2019. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,200 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, more than three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. The company operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as control towers at the 16 designated international airports in Germany. The subsidiary DFS Aviation Services GmbH markets and sells products and services related to air navigation services, and provides air traffic control at nine regional airports in Germany and at London Gatwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport in the UK. DFS has been working on the integration of drones into air traffic since 2016 and has set up a joint venture, Droniq GmbH, with Deutsche Telekom. www.dfs.de
Wetransform GmbH was founded in 2015 as a spin-off of Fraunhofer IGB in Darmstadt. Meanwhile, the company has 12 employees. Wetransform supports more than 400 organisations in making their data accessible and usable, for example by easy implementation of the INSPIRE standard for geodata and environmental data.